Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health
||Southwell, Brian G.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $27.95|
| Book Description: |
Using social media and peer-to-peer networks to teach people about science and health may seem like an obvious strategy. Yet recent research suggests that systematic reliance on social networks may be a recipe for inequity. People are not consistently inclined to share information with others around them, and many people are constrained by factors outside of their immediate control. Ironically, the highly social nature of humankind complicates the extent to which we can live in a...